H AIR J E W E LL E R Y O F MOL U C C AN W OM E N O F T H E D U T C H E AST INDI E S – TAASA Review December 2015


This article was originally found in the December 2015 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 22).

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Marianne Hulsbosch T he spectacular array of traditional and modern jewellery items throughout Asia’s diverse continent bears testimony to the inventiveness, skill and creativity of its makers.

These items of material culture are also a potent visual tool that continuously defines the individual.

Jewellery not only offers the opportunity to display allegiance to an ethnic group, more importantly it is a marker that announces status, political affiliation, sociocultural definition and economic position, providing a window through which to explore a specific culture...